Meet-the-teacher was the day before school started. Ms. Helm seems great and so far, Millie really loves her! It helped put Millie's mind at ease to see her classroom and teacher.
Then it was time. Our big girl was ready to go! I love how excited she was...so brave because she didn't know anyone in her class. We decided to start her in a local charter school for several reasons: smaller class size, PE every day, rest time for kindergarten, introduction to various arts (orchestra, choir, guitar, STEAM lab, dance, and drama are the kindergarten arts classes). Another big reason is that we've bought a lot to build on in a different school district, which means there may be a rent house in the middle. I didn't want her to have to go to so many different elementary schools. This way, we can leave her here until we are ready to move her. Sad though because all of the friends she has grown up with go to another school right by our house.
Ferris Wheel - side A
The girls won a donut pillow! It was a pity prize, but we'll take it. Millie had one of the biggest meltdowns of her life when we were leaving because we didn't get ice cream there. Sobbing uncontrollably. I think the first week of school was catching up to her. Syd provided some comic relief (over Millie's wails) when she held the pillow up to her face and said "donut head". JKK and I were laughing anyway.
Wednesday also happened to be Nana's birthday!! We enjoyed some pink champagne and salty chocolate pie! Birthdays are so fun!